Tropical Storm Case Study MEDC

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  • Tropical Storm Case Study MEDC
    • Primary Impacts
      • 1800+ people killed
      • 300 000 houses destroyed
      • main route out of New Orleans closed
      • Coastal habitats damaged
      • 3 million people without electricty
    • Background Info
      • Hurricane Katrina
      • New Orleans
      • 29th August 2005
      • Damage of $300 billion
    • Reasons for severity of impacts
      • have sophisticated monitoring system
        • people were warned about the hurricane
      • people were warned about the hurricane
      • 70-80% evacuated before hurricane landed
      • Control centers and stock supplies set up
      • police, fire service, army rescued over 50 000 people
      • flood defences failed
    • Secondary Impacts
      • 10 000s people made homeless
      • 230 000 jobs lost
      • water supplies polluted by sewage

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